When we talk about grilling steaks, my first thought always goes back to my dad. He used to grill steak for us kids at least once a week, and we loved it. Make that “LOVED it.” The caps lock is essential. Sometimes, he’d serve a steak with sauteed mushrooms and onions flavored with garlic, salt and pepper. Sometimes, he’d serve a steak cooked low and slow, making a less expensive cut as tender as could be. Whatever he did with a steak, it was done well (please don’t confuse that for well done) and it created a lifelong love for one of our greatest dinner delicacies: steak.
Here is our go-to recipe for the perfect grilled steak, good for a family dinner, date night or Valentine’s Day. Just season the sirloin cuts slightly, place on a hot grill and let it rest before slicing to keep it nice and juicy. Now you can grill steak like a pro. Dig in!
Classic Grilled Steak
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 boneless ribeye, New York strip or sirloin beef steaks, cut 1-inch thick (about 2 pounds total)
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a small bowl, combine olive oil and garlic. Generously rub or brush the flavored oil on both sides of the steaks. Sprinkle the steaks lightly with salt and pepper.
- Preheat grill to 450°F or set on SEAR.
- Place steaks on grill. Grill 8 to 16 minutes, turning halfway through or until meat thermometer registers 140°F.
- Remove steaks from the grill. Cover loosely with foil and let steaks rest for 3 to 5 minutes or until it reaches 145°F. Thinly slice steak across the grain. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired before serving.